UPDATE: Toronto Police locate missing man

Twenty-seven year old last seen in Cooperage and Front Street East area May 26 after midnight

Update: Toronto police sent out a release May 29 to say that Shawnee McComb has been located. 

The Toronto Police Service and a Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation family are asking for the public’s help to locate Shawnee McComb, 27, who last seen in the east end of the downtown core.

He was last seen leaving his home in the early morning hours Tuesday.

McComb’s brother Creedence described him as an introvert who prefers reading books and playing video games to socializing outdoors.

“He’s my little brother, he’s one of my best friends,” Creedence said while expressing concern for his brother’s health, adding his brother has been less responsive recently.

The two connected over the phone a week ago, but Shawnee only shared a handful of words over the course of half an hour, Creedence said.

“Normally he talks around, he jokes with me and we play video games online while I’m out West and he’s out east, right? We play video games together. He didn’t even respond at all.”

Creedence said his brother rarely leaves home and that Shawnee left without money, a phone or medication.

In a news release, Toronto Police stated that they are concerned for his safety.

McComb was last seen wearing black jeans, black running shoes, a multi-coloured t-shirt and a grey zip hoodie with a turtle on the back that bears the four colours red, white, yellow and black. He is described as 6’1 with a medium build.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-416-808-5100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-416-222-TIPS (8477) or at the Toronto Police Service Leave a Tip page on Facebook.

Cell phone users can also text CRIMES (274637) with TOR followed a message.

Video Journalist / Toronto

Allana is a graduate of the Indigenous Studies program at Trent University and the new media journalism program at Sheridan College. She worked at Sudbury.com and TVO before coming to APTN National News where she now covers Indigenous stories in Southern Ontario as a video journalist. McDougall is a member of Hiawatha First Nation.